Run3D’s Approach

Run3D’s Approach

Why gamble on the outcome of your health? We don’t leave your recovery to chance.


Successfully treating musculoskeletal overuse injuries requires determining what caused them in the first place and, as constant accounts of re-occurring problems and failed physio treatments testify, this isn’t easy. Musculoskeletal injuries are complicated. Each injury is caused by a unique combination of underlying problems and the success of your treatment is wholly dependent on your clinician correctly identifying these issues in your individual case. Everybody is different and your training, biomechanics, foot-wear, muscular strength, joint range of motion, muscular flexibility, motor-control and structure should all be taken into account. Unfortunately, with so many factors to consider and the impracticalities of accurately measuring them, most clinics don’t have the time or the equipment to do this properly. Run3D was developed by researchers from the University of Oxford and you can rest assured that all our clinics will treat your musculoskeletal injury with the meticulous and rigorous approach that it deserves:

  • We will accurately and objectively measure a wide range of known injury risk-factors to help us determine the root-cause of your injury. As a company founded by scientists from The University of Oxford, we command a scientific and evidence-based approach based on the latest advances in running injury research.
  • State-of-the art infrared technology will be used to accurately measure your 3D joint biomechanics and pin-point any abnormal patterns that are contributing to your injury. This is impossible using the standard video-based services that are available at most high-end injury clinics.
  • Real-time 3D gait analysis will enable us to quantify your running technique as you are running and establish whether you would benefit from gait retraining as part of your rehabilitation. Our brand new real-time feature is unique to Run3D clinics and enables you to benefit from retraining protocols that have been proven successful in recent years.
  • A hand-held dynamometer and other measurement tools will be used to objectively measure your muscular strength, joint range of motion, muscular flexibility and structural alignment so that we can quantify any weaknesses, inflexibilities, stiffness and asymmetries. Correctly identifying these issues helps us to understand any abnormalities that we might have found in your 3D joint biomechanics and is fundamental to developing a successful rehabilitation programme.
  • The results of your assessment will enable our clinicians to accurately determine the underlying causes of your injury and recommend an evidence-based rehabilitation programme that directly targets the issues identified. Your programme is likely to include a selection of the following: exercises to carry-out at home (e.g. strengthening, mobility, motor-control), recommendations for further treatment (e.g. soft-tissue, physiotherapy), foot-wear advice, gait retraining and/or running technique recommendations.
  • Our technology provides us with quantified outcome measures, which means that we can accurately monitor the effectiveness of our treatment recommendations and assess your progress over time.